The BBC (dear old ‘Auntie’ as it would like us to see it), does not really care for the English and seeks to head-off discussion, especially by the English, about an English Parliament. An English Parliament is, of course, short hand for powers being devolved in England and the people of England having our own Executive and bill drafting facilities. (The BBC will accommodate endless discussion about Scottish or Welsh or even Northern Irish interests, but about English interests? Nah!)
When the subject arose in the latest edition of the “Any Questions?” show on Friday 21st February 2014 staged in a public school in Tiverton, Devon, that house-trained Brit poodle Jonathon Dimbleby did his professional best to shut-down discussion, especially as too many English people might be involved!
I have heard or watched innumerable discussions of the “England Question” broadcast by the BBC and not until recently (Thursday,13th February) had I encountered one in which there was no Scottish participation! The occasion was The Politics Show in which the permanent compere, Andrew Neil, was absent on another News International mission. English Democrats Chairman has a piece about this programme on his blog to be found here: http://robintilbrook.blogspot.co.uk/
English Democrats Chairman, Robin Tilbrook
For those minded to listen to the “Any Questions?” programme to judge for themselves, here is a link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vh0d1
Roll on the day when we can establish an English Broadcasting Corporation and dispense with the Scots-ridden “hideously anti-English” British Broadcasting Corporation with its ‘Scotland’, ‘Wales’ and ‘English Regions’ arrangements!
I am planning to post a future piece about an actual case of discrimination in the BBC Wales sector against an English Democrat activist! So watch this space!